Phan­tom fiends

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ap­peared in a win­dow in one of the build­ing’s precincts.

The ghosts of a monk and a stone ma­son who also sup­pos­edly died there have been spot­ted as well.

The city’s Cow­gate area is be­lieved to be haunted fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent of body snatch­ing back in the 1820s.

Mr Orme added: “Although the mu­seum is cur­rently closed to the pub­lic we still have staff work­ing here and some of those have heard mys­te­ri­ous foot­steps when no­body else was around.

“There have been sev­eral ghost sight­ings at the Queens­gate Shop­ping Cen­tre over the past 30 years.

“The cen­tre is built on an old res­i­den­tial area which used to con­tain shops and homes so peo­ple say the ghosts could be former res­i­dents there.”

So why are peo­ple so fas­ci­nated by ghost sight­ings and what should they do if they ex­pe­ri­ence one?

Mr Orme said: “Ghost sight­ings cap­ture peo­ple’s imag­i­na­tions be­cause they are linked to our fas­ci­na­tion about what hap­pens af­ter death.

“I have met peo­ple who claim to have seen ghosts and some of them are the most down-to-earth ra­tio­nal men and women you could ever meet.

“But when they start telling you about the ghost they saw their be­lief is com­pletely rigid and no amount of rea­son­ing can change their minds.

“At the end of the day peo­ple are suck­ers for a good ghost story – even those who don’t be­lieve in ghosts – and that’s never go­ing to change.”

Have you ex­pe­ri­enced a ghost sight­ing in Peter­bor­ough re­cently? Con­tact our newsdesk on 01733 588728.

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